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New Horizons V3 I14

  1. 1. New Horizons The Official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. PO Box 168, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6909  District 9455 ABN: 99 602 195 617 Volume 3, Issue 14 4th - 10th October 2010 This Week's Guest Last Week New President Pride of For Your Diary Rosters We're meeting on   Were rumours that   Elect Workmanship Dinner meetings and  Host   and   attendance   Thursday to hear from   “our Kylie” met a   See who has agreed to   Learn about the winner   other special occasions:   rosters,  and   the   a special international   special Frenchman   step up to fill the   of our first Pride of   DG Visit, Club   meeting   schedule   for   guest! while on Group   position recently  Workmanship Award   Birthday, an overseas   the month ahead.  Page 1 Study Exchange   vacated by Bill Hassell for a business in our   guest speaker and more Page 5 true? Page 2 local community! Page 4 Page 2 Page 3 Letter from the President Chalk for one X mark - $1.00 This Week's Meeting One day in the early days of Knowing where to place the X - This Thursday, Dr. Phillip Sherwood computing, General Electric had a $9,999.00 and his wife Nancy from District problem with their computer. All of 5180 in California will be our guests. their engineers took a look at the We each bring different skills to problem. Although each was wise, Rotary – we all have expertise that Phil was a Rotary Foundation they were unable to understand the enable us to make a chalk mark that Ambassadorial Scholar to UWA in complexity of the machinery and could make all the difference to a 1976-77, where he completed his repair the error. A call was made to project or event being successful, Honours in Organisation and the retired engineer who had helped whether we realise it or not. Business Management in his first in the original set up of the machine. year and in his second year he October is Vocational Service month, worked on a second Masters in The retired engineer walked around which serves as a reminder that there Commerce. He later became a the machine for a few minutes, just are many different ways to member of the Rotary Club or looking it over, not touching participate Rotary, and one of those Rossmoyne. anything. After a few minutes, He is through our profession. took out a piece of chalk, walked Barry McKinnon (a former GSE over and placed a large X on oneThe most obvious is through Team Member to South Africa) was particular part of the machine. He organisational skills in running a member of Rossmoyne during the then said, "Tap it here with a meetings, or coordinating projects time Phil was in that club, so he will hammer, just once." and events. Rotary volunteer be bringing the Sherwoods along on opportunities exist to put specific Thursday. After the one tap, the computer skills in use in areas that need them, roared back to life and began such as providing medical aid or Phil is currently a member of the working! education overseas. Rotary Club of Arden Arcade who supported our application for a A few days later, GE received an Each of our business networks is also Rotary Foundation Matching Grant invoice from the retired engineer for invaluable. From sourcing donations- for Manna Industries' ‘Kids in the $10,000! This was a lot of money in in-kind to sourcing people and Kitchen’. those days, so they returned it to the knowledge beyond our immediate engineer and asked that he itemize club, there are many ways your Any members who would like to join his invoice. business skills or contacts can make the Sherwoods, McKinnons and a difference. Collinses for a meal at Valdanos after A few days later, they received an the meeting, please let Secretary Di itemized bill which read: Yours in Rotary service, know ASAP so that a booking can be Simone made. Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay, District 9455 1
  2. 2. NEW HORIZONS Last Week's Meeting Kylie West, whom we sponsored for the recent Group Study Exchange to District 1640, Normandy, along with Team Leader Jim Benson, attended a very small meeting to inform us of the benefits the Group Study Exchange program has had on their lives. Kylie bubbled with enthusiasm as she showed slides of places visited and experiences shared during their tour in May / June. The language barrier, different attitude on nuclear power, visit to Villers Bretonneux, Mount St Michael and a host of other once in a lifetime opportunities Members concerned are asked to all left lasting impressions. (No Our New President Elect remit at least a first instalment (six romance for Kylie, though she months dues) to Treasurer Toni by reported that one of her hosts Rob Rohrlach has kindly agreed to cheque or to arrange payment by thought she'd make an excellent step into the President Elect position recently vacated by Bill Hassell. direct debit into the Club’s Operating match for his son!) Account as soon as possible. Our applicant for the next Group Pre-Halloween Party Study Exchange team, Nana District Governor's Visit Kurosaki, was also in attendance. On Saturday, 30th October, please Japanese by birth, she moved to join members and spouses, ‘Friends’ A final reminder that our DG's Perth 12 years ago and is now an of the Club and potential members Official Visit is happening the Australian citizen. She is studying for a social function at the home of following week, and we need final accounting, and works with Rajah at Toni and Bill James, 4 Archdeacon numbers for catering ASAP. the City of Nedlands. If successful, Street, Nedlands. Nana would like to learn about The cost of the dinner meeting will Germany's handling of various Please bring a bottle of drink and be $40 and it is BYO drinks as the environmental issues such as dish to share. There is no cost to cost does not include any drinks. reducing the carbon footprint, and attend. extensive use of cycle ways. We are required to pay for a The James' home will be decorated minimum number of 30 for the Interviews took place on October 2 . for Halloween, and those who would dinner, so please help us ensure we nd We hope to hear soon how she went! like to enter the spirit and dress up have at least that many attending by for the occasion are encouraged to coming along and bringing family and friends! Club Apparel do so! Board members need to arrive at A final reminder to send bring along Time to be advised. 5:30pm to meet with the DG, with orders for club tshirts, caps or the dinner meeting 6:30 pm for a jumpers by October 13th. 7:00 pm start. OVERDUE Club Dues Orders have been received from the Forsdykes. If you have emailed an Nine members still have not yet paid order but it has not been received, their annual dues. please let President Simone know ASAP so we don't miss you out!
  3. 3. HORIZONS On the weekend of August 21 and formed these incredible, lifelong DG's Letter for October 22, a few of us from District 9455 bonds," she says. "I thought to managed to attend the Australian myself, if Rotary can put on such an Rotary Conference in Canberra. Our October is Vocational Service month. amazing week, then imagine what it Rotary International President, Ray Most Clubs have some Vocational would be like to be part of the whole Klinginsmith, and our Zone Director, service activities either planned or in organization." Stuart Heal, both spoke at the progress. Rotary has its roots in Conference. The theme for the Vocational Service and the concept Tirone says she plans on becoming a Conference was: "Towards a of vocational diversity in our Club Rotarian but wants to stay in Rotaract Stronger Rotary in Australia" and the membership is one way that we can as long as possible. key note speakers gave inspirational recognise this avenue of service. talks on the theme and linked to it the I'm looking forward to the Rotary Club of East Perth's Policeman of the new RI Strategic Plan. DG Visit Yours in Rotary service, When: Wednesday, 13st October, 2010. Year Award and the Allied Health Professional of the Year Award Ian Hutton Venue: Bethesda Hospital Café Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start. presented jointly by the Rotary Clubs District Governor 2010-11 of Mount Lawley and West Perth. Guest Speaker: DG Ian Hutton These are just two of the excellent Cost: $40 for dinner.  BYO drinks vocational projects of which I am Youth Programs Pave the Note: Board members to arrive for a meeting with   aware. Way into Rotary the DG at 5:30 pm. By Ryan Hyland – RI News 30-9-2010 I always enjoy meeting Youth Exchange students. As I have visited Clubs both in Perth and country areas Rotary youth programs have 13th Annual Dr Ken  during September, our New prepared Andrea Tirone well. Collins Address  Generations month, I have had the As a current Rotaractor, a past Promoting The Rotary  pleasure of meeting a number of participant in her district's Rotary Foundation students recently arrived in Australia.Youth Leadership Awards program, These young people are wonderful When: Monday, 29th November, 2010.  and a former Rotary Foundation Venue: Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester  ambassadors for their home Ambassadorial scholar, she is hoping Park. countries. her experiences serve as a Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm Recently, I had the chance to meet springboard into Rotary. Guest Speaker: RI President Ray  with the successful candidates who Klinginsmith will participate in the 2011 National "In Rotary, I will have a variety of Alumni Speaker: Maryanne Tokome­Amu Youth Science Forum (NYSF). They service possibilities available to me, Cost: $45pp with cash bar available. had their orientation day on locally and internationally," Tirone Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the   September 18; they received a says. "There is so much diversity in 1st Wednesday of December. briefing on what to expect in January. the work Rotary does. It can give you This will be the second occasion exposure to so many different areas, when some students will attend either and help you find what your interests the University of Western Australia really are." Club Birthday /  or Curtin University; previously, all participants went to Canberra. Tirone was introduced to Rotary Christmas Party When: Thursday, 16th December, 2010. The Youth Driver Awareness during the District 7070 (Ontario, Venue: Nedlands Golf Club, Melvista Ave programme (RYDA) continues to Canada) RYLA in 2004. She Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start. attract more interest. There is to be describes it as one of the best weeks Guest Speaker: To be confirmed another event in Midland on of her life, and says she was Cost: $45 – includes dinner September 23 and the three Clubs in impressed by the planning that went Geraldton are working together to Note: This will replace our regular meeting on the   into it. 15th of December. plan an event or events with the schools in Geraldton. "Learning about each other through different workshops and activities, I
  4. 4. NEW HORIZONS Program for October 2010 am for September / October Date Speaker Topic Host Attendance 7th October (Thursday) Philip Sherwood Rotary Club of Arden Arcade, California Di Collins Rob Rohrlach 13th October (Dinner) DG Ian Hutton District Governor's Official Visit Ken Collins Donna Bicknell 20th October TBC TBC Elizabeth McBain 27th October Jorg Imberger Water Research Rob Rohrlach Daniel Forsdyke New Horizons: Winner of the District  Board Club Details 9450 Bulletin Award for 2009/10 Rotary Year 2010-11 Simone Carot Collins — President Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Inc. Bulletin Contributions PO Box 168,  Nedlands,  Di Collins — Secretary / Vice Contributions   for   the   weekly   bulletin   are  President Western Australia, 6909  sought from members of the club. Why not use the bulletin to update the club  Meetings on the projects your committee is working on Wednesday 5:45pm to 6:45pm or promote the clubs next fundraising event. Cafe, Bethesda Hospital Bill Hassell — Club Service Please   forward   articles   and   photos   to  Queenslea Drive Director      Claremont Email  Toni James — Treasurer Phone  08 9385 0471 Rob Rohrlach — Projects Director Fax 08 9385 0472 Claire Forsdyke — International Website  Director Facebook  Ken Collins — Membership http://www.fac ebook.c om/fres hwaterbayrotary Director Chartered 19 December 2008 Marcos Carot Collins — New Generations Director